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Daily Archives: May 19, 2013

New on – Negotiating Justice: The New Constitutional Spectrum of Plea Bargaining

Via LLRXNegotiating Justice: The New Constitutional Spectrum of Plea BargainingKen Strutin focuses on the impact of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Missouri v. Frye and Lafler v. Cooper, and the upcoming appeal in Burt v. Titlow in regard to placing plea bargaining front and center on the national stage. As a result, they have divided practitioners and scholars into two camps: (1) those who consider the rulings to be a new statement in the law of plea bargaining and right to effective assistance of counsel; and (2) those who believe they are only a restatement of established principles. These cases have generated interest in the centrality and regulation of plea bargaining, the ethics and effectiveness of defense counsel as negotiator, the oversight of prosecutors regarding charging decisions, sentence recommendations and pre-trial discovery, and the scope of federal habeas corpus review and remedies. Ken’s article is a comprehensive annotated guide to high court opinions, scholarship and commentary regarding the themes addressed by the Supreme Court in Lafler and Frye as well as their implications for the administration of criminal justice.

WSJ – Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

WSJ: “Yahoo has agreed to pay $1.1 billion in cash for the company, one of the people said. Tumblr would continue to operate largely as an independent business, the people said…Tumblr, founded in 2007, fast built a following by making it easy for people to post blogs and photos, follow other people on Tumblr and… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Voice Dream e-reading app: Stellar for text to speech – and promising as a general reader

Via LLRX – Voice Dream e-reading app: Stellar for text to speech – and promising as a general reader – David H. Rothman reviews the Voice Dream Reader app for iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches. At $10 it is more expensive than the average app, but David’s deep dive has resulted in a recommendation that… Continue Reading

Internet Census 2012 -Port scanning /0 using insecure embedded devices

Internet Census 2012 – Port scanning /0 using insecure embedded devices, Carna Botnet “Abstract While playing around with the Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) we discovered an amazing number of open embedded devices on the Internet. Many of them are based on Linux and allow login to standard BusyBox with empty or default credentials. We used… Continue Reading

Technology Review – What Happened When One Man Pinged the Whole Internet

A home science experiment that probed billions of Internet devices reveals that thousands of industrial and business systems offer remote access to anyone. “HD Moore’s census involved regularly sending simple, automated messages to each one of the 3.7 billion IP addresses assigned to devices connected to the Internet around the world (Google, in contrast, collects… Continue Reading

IEA – Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013 – IEA Input to the Clean Energy Ministerial, May 2013 “This is the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) third comprehensive tracking of progress in clean energy technology. It is a reality check for policy makers: it reflects what is happening here and now. Stark messages emerge from our analysis: progress is… Continue Reading

Implications European Commission’s proposal for general data protection regulation for business

Implications of the European Commission’s proposal for a general data protection regulation for business, Final report to the Information Commissioner’s Office. May 14, 2013 “An independent survey commissioned by the Information Commissioner’s Office has found a clear lack of understanding across business around the proposed EU data reforms. That uncertainty extends to businesses’ estimated cost… Continue Reading

Commentary – Afghanistan: The Real World Choices in Staying or Leaving

Center for Strategic and International Studies – Afghanistan: The Real World Choices in Staying or Leaving, by Anthony H. Cordesman – May 16, 2013 “The reality is that no one knows how many aid pledges will be kept or how much aid is needed simply to provide economic stability for the elite that governs and… Continue Reading

The Long and the Short of Household Formation

The Long and the Short of Household Formation, Andrew D. Paciorek, 2013-26. May 10, 2013 “One of the drivers of housing demand is the rate of new household formation, which has been well below trend in recent years, leading to persistent weakness in the housing market. This paper studies the determinants of household formation in… Continue Reading

The History of Cyclical Macroprudential Policy in the United States

The History of Cyclical Macroprudential Policy in the United States, Douglas J. Elliott, Greg Feldberg, and Andreas Lehnert. 2013-29. May 15, 2013 “Since the financial crisis of 2007-2009, policymakers have debated the need for a new toolkit of cyclical “macroprudential” policies to constrain the build-up of risks in financial markets, for example, by dampening credit-fueled… Continue Reading